THE PRICE OF WINNING

Plattsburgh, New York is a small town (population: 20,000), located 60 miles south of the Montreal, Quebec, Canada border and 32 miles north of Burlington, Vermont. The most notable United States city near Plattsburgh is Lake Placid, a modest village and the setting for the 1980 Winter Olympic Games where the U.S. men’s ice hockey team upset Russia to win the gold medal (“Miracle on Ice.”)

In many ways the local community is dependent upon the 300-acre New York state university for jobs, business, activities and attractions. The 6,000 college students at The State University of Plattsburgh at New York fill the local bars, restaurants and shopping malls, bringing to life, what is otherwise, a sleepy little town.

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WILL ANYONE BREAK ‘THE STREAK?’

When you think about it today, Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak reads like fiction.

The numbers alone are mind-blowing. DiMaggio hit in 56 straight games over two months (May 15 – July 17), batting .408 (91-for-223) with 15 home runs and 55 RBIs and — are you ready for this? — he struck out 13 times in 622 plate appearances during the entire 1941 season.